WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY - 19 JUNE
19 JUNE has been chosen to celebrate the Sickle Cell Day
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most frequent genetic disease worldwide. It is estimated that 500.000 are born every year with this severe and invalidating condition and that 50% of them will die before the age of 5 years. Trans-continental, SCD is also trans-ethnic and affects black populations from African origin and Arabic, Indian and Caucasian populations from Southern Europe.
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